Draft Legislation 45% open

Trinidad and Tobago

What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps After perusing the Ministry of Legal Affairs site I was connected to the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament Site. From there it was easy to find the tab about Bills/ Draft Legislation
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Parliament Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
location href="http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28" http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28">rel="nofollow">http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28 - Bills Introduced during the 2nd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

I have modified the submission (by Alesha Aris, reviewed by Brenna Slawich) to represent the openness of the data. Bills are listed, with status, title and date introduced. When you click on the title, the proponent of the bill is show, along with any debate transcripts and a link to the content both available in PDF. As such, the data is not available in bulk.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28 - Bills Introduced during the 2nd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Wed Mar 15 2017 22:06:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)